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This is a book you’ll happily recommend to friends and colleagues many times over. Whilst it might not have the depth of research other Leadership books boast (Good to Great) Simon does a particularly good job of articulating a very clear vision as to what makes great leaders and how they inspire everyone else. Once you grasp the key concepts it will have an immediate impact on how you think about everything you do.
Ben Horowitz is probably best known as one of two founders of Andreessen Horowitz, a $4 billion venture capital firm formed with Marc Andreessen. With this in mind, before I began to read this great book, I was under the impression it would be heavily focussed on investment. It soon became apparent that it was so much more than that. I was blown away by some incredible stories of highs and lows along with countless pieces of high level advice, any aspiring entrepreneur, manager, executive or CEO would be foolish to ignore.
The importance of finding focus isn’t anything new. It’s something aspiring business people talk about all the time. Everyone knows or is aware of its benefits and yet we all find it so hard to practice. Gary Kellers simple read, The One Thing, offers great insight into focussing your mind, setting goals and getting you on a path to achieving extraordinary results.
I was discussing some stuff with a friend (Tim @ woodsnotes.com) and we ended up on the topic of business, creactivity and specifically ‘successful people’. During the discussion it quickly became obvious that the two things successful people seem to do time and time agin is read lots and put in the hours.
Over the last few weeks I’ve really stepped up the number of blogs I’m reading and commenting on. There is so much great information out there and I feel like I need to take a little more time out of my day to digest it all. I had been visiting each blog individually to read the latest posts but realised pretty quickly that this was an incredibly inefficient way of keeping on top of things. Do you want to know about a better solution?